Ingeborg Sophie Bjønness Ribu

Doctoral Research Fellow - Linguistics
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PhD Project

This project investigates linguistic abilities in people with and without any known dementia diagnosis.

The main goal for this project is to investigate how language is affected by normal and pathological ageing. Both in terms of production and comprehension of spoken language.

The questions that will be answered in this project are:

1) How is production and comprehension of both vocabulary and grammar affected by an age-related cognitive decline?

2) Do speakers with and without dementia plan speech differently?

3) Can linguistic markers function as early markers of an age-related cognitive decline?

Tags: Clinical linguistics, Aphasia, Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Primary progressive aphasia, Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics


  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Løver, Morten Aase; Strand, Bror-Magnus S. & Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil (2019). N-LARSP: A Developmental Language Profile for Norwegian, In Martin J. Ball; Paul Fletcher & David Crystal (ed.),  Grammatical Profiles: Further Languages of LARSP.  Multilingual Matters.  ISBN 9781788924382.  Kapittel 1.  s 1 - 28
  • Lind, Marianne; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Svendsen, Bente Ailin; Svennevig, Jan & de Bot, Kees (2018). Lexical access in a bilingual speaker with dementia: Changes over time. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.  ISSN 0269-9206.  32(4), s 353- 377 . doi: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1381168 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Trecca, Fabio; McCauley, Stewart; Riis Andersen, Sofie; Bleses, Dorthe; Basbøll, Hans; Højen, Anders; Madsen, Thomas O.; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie & Christiansen, Morten H. (2018). Segmentation of Highly Vocalic Speech Via Statistical Learning: Initial Results From Danish, Norwegian, and English. Language Learning.  ISSN 0023-8333.  s 1- 34 . doi: 10.1111/lang.12325 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Haman, Ewa; Łuniewska, Magdalena; Hansen, Pernille; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Chiat, Shula; Bjekic, Jovana; Blaziene, Agne; Chyl, Katarzyna; Dabaskinsiene, Ineta; Engel de Abreu, Pascale; Gagarina, Natalia; Gavarró, Anna; Håkansson, Gisela; Harel, Efrat; Holm, Elisabeth; Kapalková, Svetlana; Kunnari, Sari; Levorato, Chiara; Lindgren, Josefin; Mieszkowska, Karolina; Montes Salarich, Laia; Potgieter, Anneke; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Ringblom, Natalia; Rinker, Tanja; Roch, Maja; Slančová, Daniela; Southwood, Frenette; Tedeschi, Roberta; Tuncer, Aylin Müge; Ünal-Logacev, Özlem; Vuksanovic, Jasmina & Armon-Lotem, Sharon (2017). Noun and verb knowledge in monolingual preschool children across 17 languages: Data from Cross-linguistic Lexical Tasks (LITMUS-CLT). Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics.  ISSN 0269-9206.  31(11-12), s 818- 843 . doi: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1308553 Show summary
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2014). Imageability and phonological neighborhood density effects in speech processing. Stem-, spraak- en taalpathologie.  ISSN 0924-7025.  19(1), s 74- 76

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  • Hansen, Pernille & Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Psykolingvistikk for logopeder.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Language and cognition in healthy aging and dementia. Show summary
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Primær progressiv afasi - teoretiske og praktiske perspektiver.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Språk som symptom på demens.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Tracking sentence comprehension in speakers with and without dementia.
  • Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Norvik, Monica I. & Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2020). Flerspråklig aldring: Hva skjer med språkene, og hvordan kan vi undersøke det?.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2018). Word Associations in Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Bøyum, Malene & Hansen, Pernille (2018). The role of age, language proficiency and cognitive decline on free word associations.
  • Hansen, Pernille; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie & Bøyum, Malene (2017). The mental lexicon across the lifespan: Word associations from L1 and L2 speakers of Norwegian with and without dementia.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie & Hansen, Pernille (2017). Språk og kommunikasjon hos personer med demens i Norge.
  • Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Lind, Marianne; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Bøyum, Malene & Svennevig, Jan (2017). Lexical access in a bilingual speaker with dementia: Changes over time.
  • Svennevig, Jan; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Lind, Marianne & Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2017). Word search and lexical access in a bilingual speaker with dementia.
  • Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Løver, Morten Aase; Strand, Bror-Magnus Sviland & Kristoffersen, Kristian Emil (2016). N-LARSP: Adaptation of the LARSP profile chart to Norwegian. Show summary
  • de Bot, Kees; Lind, Marianne; Ribu, Ingeborg Sofie Bjønness; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Svendsen, Bente Ailin & Svennevig, Jan (2015). Bilingualism and aging: Executive functions, language use and management in normally aging speakers and speakers with dementia.
  • Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Hansen, Pernille; Łuniewska, Magdalena; Bjerkan, Kirsten Meyer; Holm, Elisabeth; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Markiewicz, Stefan; Chyl, Katarzyna & Haman, Ewa (2014). Cross-Linguistic Lexical Tasks (CLT) in bilingual Polish-Norwegian children, monolingual peers and children with SLI.
  • Bjerkan, Kirsten Meyer; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Hansen, Pernille & Simonsen, Hanne Gram (2013). CLT in Norwegian. Data from BiTD, MoTD and MoSLI children.
  • Hansen, Pernille; Bjekic, Jovana; Chyl, Katarzyna; Dabašinskienė, Ineta; Haman, Ewa; Kalninytė, Agnė; Kapalková, Svetlana; Kunnari, Sari; Łuniewska, Magdalena; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Roch, Maja; Simonsen, Hanne Gram; Slancová, Daniela; Southwood, Frenette; Tunçer, Müge; Ünal, Özlem; Vrcic, Anida & Vuksanovic, Jasmina (2013). Monolingual CLT results. A cross-linguistic comparison.
  • Hansen, Pernille; Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie; Chyl, Katarzyna; Haman, Ewa; Łuniewska, Magdalena; Markiewicz, Stefan & Simonsen, Hanne Gram (2013). CLT results from bilingual Polish-Norwegian children compared to their monolingual peers.
  • Michalczuk, Karol; Hansen, Pernille; Simonsen, Hanne Gram & Ribu, Ingeborg Sophie (2013, 20. juni). Dwa zamiast jednego - jedno dziecko, dwa języki.  Informator Katolicki.

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Published Oct. 14, 2016 2:02 PM - Last modified Mar. 2, 2021 3:03 PM


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